Hokuto International Blog
Geography of Hokuto City |
Mt. Yatsugatake | Mt. Mizugaki/Mt. Kayagatake area | Mt. Kaikomagatake area
Transportation to Hokuto City
In the Jomon period (ca. 14,000 BCE to 400 BCE), Hokuto was a large settlement, and in the Heian period (794 to 1185) and Warring States period (1493 to 1573), it was a strategic, economic, and transport hub. Here is a summary of the history that made present-day Hokuto.
A description of the climate and environment of Hokuto City, which is nestled among Mt. Yatsugadake, Mt. Kaikomagadake, and Mt. Mizugaki. Herein lies the attractiveness of Hokuto, the place you always wanted to go back to.
A brief introduction to festivals that are unique to Hokuto City and take advantage of its expansive land area and splendid natural environment.
Chagall and Modigliani have roots here. Hokuto is a gathering place for artists from within Japan and abroad. Enjoy art to your heart’s content at the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Musee Kiyoharu Shirakaba, and other places.
Delight in foods made possible by our magnificent natural environment nestled between Mt. Yatsugadake and Mt. Kaikomagadake, including “houtou” (a traditional hot dish of noodles and vegetables), Mukawa rice, Japanese sake, wine, whiskey, soba (buckwheat noodles), and fresh vegetables.
A Hokuto shopping guide including shops offering a wide variety of brand name goods, and where to buy gifts.
You can’t see everything in one day. If you’re going to see a lot of Hokuto City, you’ll need a place to stay. Here’s a comprehensive guide to lodgings.
Here’s a catalog of hot springs that will have hot spring fans salivating. They include the “Masutomi Radium Hot Spring,” which was a private hot spring of feudal lord Takeda Shingen.
You can enjoy golf, mountain climbing, skiing, snowboarding, and camping in the midst of a majestic natural environment. The real outdoors is waiting a mere two hours from the Tokyo area.
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